DC Metropolitan Officer Blasts Flynn And McConnell After Jan. 6 Commission Fails In Senate

UNITED STATES - MAY 27: D.C. Metropolitan Police Department Officer Michael Fanone, addresses the media after a meeting with Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, to urge Republican senators to support a bipartisan commission... UNITED STATES - MAY 27: D.C. Metropolitan Police Department Officer Michael Fanone, addresses the media after a meeting with Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, to urge Republican senators to support a bipartisan commission to investigate the events of January 6th attack on the Capitol, on Thursday, May 27, 2021. Gladys Sicknick, mother of Capitol Police Officer Sicknick, who died of two strokes a day after defending the Capitol from rioters, also attend meetings on the Hill. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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June 3, 2021 11:36 a.m.

DC Metropolitan Police officer Michael Fanone, who was brutally assaulted during the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, on Wednesday took aim at former Trump adviser Michael Flynn for calling for martial law before Jan. 6 and at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for urging his colleagues to vote against the Jan. 6 commission bill.

Appearing on CNN, Fanone was asked whether Flynn’s inflammatory remarks — which the former Trump adviser attempted to walk back, despite video footage of his comments — could potentially incite another attack like the one at the Capitol that endangered his life.

“Oh, absolutely,” Fanone said. “I mean, again, this is the exact type of rhetoric which ultimately resulted in, you know, the attempted insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.”

Later in the interview, Fanone was asked to respond to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) rallying his colleagues to oppose the Jan. 6 commission bill. The measure failed in the upper chamber after Senate Republicans blocked the legislation that would have created a bipartisan commission investigating the Capitol insurrection.

Fanone replied that he was “absolutely sickened,” while noting that he accompanied the relatives of fallen Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick last week as they lobbied Republican senators for the commission bill’s passage.

“Here I am escorting the mother of a dead policeman while she and myself advocate for the formation of a commission to investigate the circumstances which resulted in her son’s death — and you have a leader on Capitol Hill who’s making phone calls asking for personal favors and doling out political capital to push for a no vote on that commission,” Fanone said. “It was absolutely disgraceful.”

Watch Fanone’s remarks below:

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